Whether you are new to deeper green building practices or have been off-the-grid and wholly sustainable for decades, we want you to learn and grow with us!
Inspired by the Living Building Challenge* (LBC) out of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), the Living Future Community started as the Living Building Challenge - Philadelphia Collaborative before uniting under Green Building United's umbrella in 2017. Since then, our work has expanded beyond LBC to include other ILFI standard and net positive policies and practices.
Together, the Living Future Community:
*New to the Living Building Challenge? Learn the basics!
Join one of our LBC Ambassadors for a live presentation, where you can learn about LBC, participate, and ask questions. Simply register for one of the dates below and you will receive a confirmation receipt with zoom access details. Please note the content is the same for each date but presenters will vary.
The Living Future Community Council meets the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 - 6:00 pm ET. If you are interested in joining, please contact Co-Facilitators, Kristen Suzda or Chris Lee for meeting access details. All knowledge and experience levels are welcome!
If you want to help develop educational offerings around living buildings, regeneration, and more - as conference sessions, webinars, networking, and other formats - this opportunity is for you. This volunteer commitment is flexible and could entail writing educational content in blogs and newsletters, and/or helping lead event planning, implementation, and follow-up. .
Please contact Chris Lee if interested.
In 2018, volunteers from our Living Future Community set out to educate young people about sustainable design as a way to “sow the fields for the future.” The first ever high school course structured around the holistic sustainability framework of Living Building Challenge was pioneered with Upper Dublin High School that year and is now entering its third curriculum year!
In this Holzchat interview, hosted by Green Building United members Ilka Cassidy and Steve Hessler, the Living Future Community’s initiative co-chair Drew Lavine and Upper Dublin High School Environmental Science Teacher Erin Loch discuss how this experiment in sustainability education came to be and where it is headed next.